Canara Bank PO 2021 Recruitment: Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Canara Bank PO eligibility, salary, date, exam pattern

Canara Bank is a leading Public Sector Bank with over 6300 branches all over the world. Canara Bank PO Exam is conducted by the Canara Bank to recruit Probationary Officers (PO). Candidates who clear the PO Exam will be eligible to a undergo One-year training course leading to Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) either through Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd., Bengaluru or NITTE Education International Pvt Ltd., Greater Noida, (recognized by UGC). Upon completion of the Canara Bank PGDBF, recruits will be appointed as Probationary Officers in Junior Management Grade Scale-I. Now, we shall go through the different details of Canara Bank PO exam such as Exam Date, Eligibility criteria, Vacancy, Syllabus, Selection process, exam pattern, cut off marks, Salary and other relevant details.

Canara Bank PO Exam Date 2021

The Canara Bank PO Exam notification 2021 is not yet released. So, the exam dates will be updated upon the release of official notification.

Exam Events Dates
Start Date of Online Application To be updated
End Date of Online Application To be updated
Admit Card Download (tentative) To be updated
Date of Online Test (tentative) To be updated


Canara Bank PO Salary 2021

Below is the payscale of Canara Bank Probationary Officer

Scale  Salary
JMGS-1  23700 – 980/7 – 30560 – 1145/2 – 32850 – 1310/7 – 42020


Dearness Allowance, HRA, CCA, Medical Aid, Leave Fare Concession, etc. and Perquisites like Conveyance, Furniture,etc., depending on the place of posting shall be paid as per rules.


Canara Bank PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

There are 2 criteria that a candidate should fulfill in order to appear for the Canara Bank PO exam 2021.

  1. Age
  2. Education Qualifications

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 Years

Age Relaxation

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC (Non-creamy layer) – 3 years
  • PWD – 10 years
  • Ex-servicemen – 5 years

Educational Qualifications

  • You should have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 60% marks for General/OBC & 55% for SC/ST/PWBD).
  • You must also have operating & working knowledge in computer systems which you should already possess or acquire within 6 months from the date of joining the Bank.
  • You should have knowledge of Hindi before applying or completion of the course.


Canara Bank PO Vacancies 2021

The Canara Bank PO 2021 Vacancy details will be released along with the official notification. Below are the total number of PO Vacancies released in PO 2018 notification.

SC ST OBC General Total
120 60 216 404 800

Canara Bank PO Exam Pattern 2021

There are 3 stages in the Canara Bank selection process

  1. Online Objective Test ( 200 marks; 200 Questions; 2 Hours)
  2. Group Discussion (50 marks for GD & Interview)
  3. Interview

Online Objective Test

  • This test will be conducted by IBPS, Mumbai.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • There is a Total Cut-off score and also a section-wise (Subject wise) cut-off score that a candidate need to achieve.

Online Objective Test Exam Pattern

Subject Medium of Exam No. of Qs Marks Time
Reasoning English & Hindi 50 50 Composite time

of 2 Hours

Quantitative Aptitude English & Hindi 50 50
English English 50 50
General Awareness English & Hindi 50 50
  Total 200 200

Group Discussion (GD) & Interview

  • Candidates who clear the Online Test will be called for a GD & Interview.
  • For each post, 3 candidates will be called for Group Discussion & Interview.
  • Total marks for GD & Interview are 50.


Canara Bank PO Syllabus

Canara Bank Exam syllabus can be grouped into four major subjects. Below is the detailed Canara Bank exam syllabus for each of the four subjects

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements Banking Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding-Decoding Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Input-Output Static General Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Data Sufficiency
Para Jumbles Quantity Based Questions Logical Reasoning
Paragraph Completion Miscellaneous (Blood Relations, Direction sense, Order and Ranking, etc.)
Sentence Connectors Computer Aptitude


Canara Bank PO Cutoff Marks 2021

The PO 2021 cut off marks will be updated after the completion of the written exam and declaration of final result. However, we have provided the PO exam 2018 Cut off marks for your reference. Below is the Subject wise and Overall cutoff marks that a candidate needs to score (released by Canara Bank).

Category Reasoning Cut Off English Cut Off General Awareness Cut Off Quantitative Aptitude Cut Off Overall Cut Off
Maxi. Marks 50 50 50 50 200
SC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 100.75
ST 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 91.00
OBC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 111.50
General 10.00 11.25 10.75 11.50 116.00
HI 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 67.50
OC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 107.50
VC 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 110.50
ID 6.00 7.00 5.50 7.50 61.25

Canara Bank PO Application Fee

For SC/ST/PWD — Rs 118 (includes GST @18%)

All Others — Rs 708 (includes GST@18%)

One year Canara Bank PGDBF Course Fee

Candidates who make it to the final list of selected candidates should go through a one-year training course leading to Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) at one of the below institutions at the specified fee.

Name of the Institute Course Fee per Candidate
M/s Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru Campus Course Fee: Rs. 3,50,000/- to 63,000/- Total Course Fee: Rs. 4,13,000/-
M/s NITTE Education International Pvt. Ltd., Greater Noida Campus Course Fee: Rs. 3,00,000/- to Rs. 54,000/- Total Course Fee: Rs. 3,54,000/-



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